Nitrox Diving


More bottom time. This is every diver’s dream. When using enriched air instead of standard air, that is what you get…more bottom time. For example, when diving to 15 meters/50 feet on air, the no-decompression limit is 80 minutes. When diving on EANx36, however, the no-decompression limit is almost tripled to 220 minutes.

These kinds of increases are applicable to depths of 130 feet. Diving Enriched Air (aka nitrox) is offered by most resorts and liveaboards. Equipment manufacturers have developed and introduced equipment centered on the benefits of nitrox.

This course also provides students with a deeper understanding of the effects of pressure, building on the material learned in Open Water certification.

The Enriched Air Diver Specialty course counts toward the Master Scuba Diver certification and is the most requested PADI specialty course available.

Course Outline

The PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty certification gives emphasis to the theoretical and operational considerations involved with enriched air diving. Included is a familiarity with EAN dive tables, use of oxygen sensors, and specific procedures for safely diving EAN.

This course can begin during your Open Water course, your Advanced course or as a stand-alone specialty.


The minimum age is 12 years old with a current PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)


• PADI Enriched Air Manual

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